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Level up!: Help Bitmob pick the best games of 2010

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Recently, we asked you to select your favorite Bitmob community articles from last year. Now, we'd like your help picking the best games of 2010 — but we're going to ignore the traditional (read: boring) ranking system and instead turn the selection process into a game itself.

Here's the premise: Now that the industry has "leveled up" from 2010 to 2011, you need to allocate stat points to the games of the previous year. How? Simple:

  • Determine your five favorite games that came out last year.
  • Disseminate 10 "Award Points" to those five games. You must give each game at least one Award Point. (In other words, the maximum AP you can give any one game is six.)
  • Add your list to the comments below.

Special Bonus: Write a separate post (250 words or more) about your top game and we'll give it an extra 4 AP! Make sure you include the tag "Level up!" and title it "[Your name]'s stat boost: [game]" so we can easily find it.

To help get you started, this is how I'm allocating my Award Points for 2010:

Red Dead Redemption – 3 AP
Mass Effect 2 – 3 AP
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood – 2 AP
DeathSpank – 1 AP
Alan Wake – 1 AP

More inspiration can be found on page 2, where I've listed the top five games from each Bitmob staffer.

In a week, we'll post the results. The game with the highest number of Award Points takes home the Golden Pixel Man trophy and the title of "Bitmob Community Game of the Year."

Start your allocating!

Brett Bates

Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
DeathSpank
Alan Wake

Andrew Hiscock

Red Dead Redemption
Super Meat Boy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Halo: Reach
Lego: Harry Potter Years 1-4

Mike Minotti

Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Split/Second

Jay Henningsen

Darksiders
Alan Wake
BioShock 2
Transformers: War for Cybertron
Yakuza 3

James DeRosa

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Digital: A Love Story
Mass Effect 2
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Super Meat Boy

Demian Linn

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Civilization 5
Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Starcraft 2

Jeff Grubb

Civilization 5
Pac-man CE DX
Alan Wake
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Meat Boy

Alex Cronk-Young

Super Meat Boy
Costume Quest
VVVVVV
Mega Man 10
Puzzle Agent

Chas Guidry

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
Dragon Quest 9
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Layton Shumway

Final Fantasy 13
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Minecraft
NBA 2K11
Angry Birds

Jasmine Rea

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
Deadly Premonition
Trauma Team
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Chris Hoadley

Super Street Fighter 4
Final Fantasy 13
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
Sonic Colors
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars

Rus McLaughlin

Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2
Limbo
Heavy Rain

Omar Yusuf

Mass Effect 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Red Dead Redemption
Cave Story
Fallout: New Vegas

Rob Savillo

Rogue Survivor
Starcraft 2
Minecraft
Heavy Rain
Metro 2033

Dan Hsu

Red Dead Redemption
God of War 3
Just Cause 2
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
Tilt to Live HD

Omri Petitte

Assassin's Creed 2 (PC version)
Red Dead Redemption
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Mass Effect 2
Splinter Cell: Conviction

Alejandro Quan-Madrid

Super Scribblenauts
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
VVVVVV
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Pokémon SoulSilver


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